Me with my muse, Bailey!

About Allison Shamrell Photography:

Thanks for visiting my blog! My name is Allison, and I work in San Diego, CA, capturing the personalities of dogs and cats of all sizes & temperaments. I do photo sessions on location and in-studio, wherever my clients prefer! My photography style is natural, playful & soulful.

Here on my blog, I tell the stories of recent sessions and events. You might even find an insight or two into the behind-the-scenes side of my business! I hope you have fun looking around!

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619-357-6624  ~  ~  3251 Adams Avenue, Suite C, San Diego, CA 92116

Officially Voted the Best Pet Photographer in San Diego, 2014-2017, by the San Diego A-List.

Voting is LIVE! The 3rd Anniversary celebration has begun!

Today is October 1st, 2013, and it’s a GREAT day! Because it’s official:

Allison Shamrell Photography has been in business for 3 whole years!

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(It makes me want to happily run across a beach, too… but Bailey will have to do it for me for now, haha!)


Did you see my last blog post? It explains the entire anniversary celebration (that starts NOW) and all the reasons why I’m giving so much away. Click here to read it if you haven’t already. But in any case, I don’t want you to be lost reading this post, so here’s the Sparknotes version: I want to thank my past clients for bringing me this far, and my future clients for continuing to propel my business forward. So I’ve decided to give away a canvas gallery wrap (of ANY size) to someone who’s dog(s) I’ve already photographed, and I’m giving away a full-length session to a future client who’s dog(s) I haven’t met yet!

Hey, I only get to celebrate my business’ third anniversary once – so I want to go BIG!  :)  Besides, I really can’t put into words how thankful I am for each & every one of my past clients… nor can I express how excited I am to be up & running again in San Diego and being able to meet so many new west coast dogs & clients. So I figured a grand gesture would be the best way to express how I feel!


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Possibly the best part of this whole celebration? I’m not deciding either of the winners – YOU are! Everything will be done by public vote!


So head on over to the Allison Shamrell Pet Photography Facebook page and cast your vote! 

Here’s a direct link to the “future client” contest. If you’d like to enter your dog(s) to win (yay!), click here.

Here’s a direct link to the “past client” contest; cast your vote by “liking” a photo! Whoever has the most votes (a.k.a. likes) at midnight on October 10 wins! 


And… that’s it! I wanted to keep these contests simple & easy to participate in, so that’s all there is to it. So… what are you waiting for! Go vote! :)



Okay, okay, a few disclaimers:

~   The “past client” album on Facebook does not contain each and every one of my past clients. It contains a photo from every full-length session client (sorry, mini-sessions) that I know has a Facebook account. If you’re reading this, you’re a past client and you’re on Facebook – first of all – why aren’t we “friends”?! Haha, just shoot me an email ( and I’ll put up a photo from your session ASAP.

~  Repeat clients will see they have one photo total in the “past client” album, not one from each session. I’m not trying to short them; they just have one photo on which to accumulate likes instead of gaining diluted support amongst multiple photos. Besides, there’s only one winner, so they wouldn’t want to compete against themselves.

~  The “past client” winner may choose any photo from his/her session to be reproduced onto canvas; it doesn’t need to be the one featured in the Facebook album. The photos there are in no way the “best of” each session; they’re simply representative of each session’s subject.

~  Additional session charges may apply to the “future client” winner if the winner has more than 2 pets, wants to add additional time beyond 1 hour to their session, or lives more than 30 minutes driving distance from Normal Heights. They’ll win a $175 gift certificate, which completely covers The Beagle Package, as described here:

~  Everyone can vote once each day (Oct. 1-10) for who should be my next client, and just once per photo for which of my past clients should get a canvas gallery wrap. You can cast multiple votes for the canvas winner, but multiple “likes” on one photo (i.e. liking and then un-liking the photo) will not be counted. I’m just going to tally the overall number of likes on each image as of midnight October 10th.


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